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again considers its own domestic affairs. tonight, the u.s. secretary of state, john kerry is issuing a strong message to putin, nonetheless. and nbc's andrea mitchell has more at the state department on that end of the story. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, vladimir putin's war games so close to ukraine prompted this stern warning from secretary of state john kerry in his interview with us. also a not so friendly caution from kerry to putin about how quickly these kinds of uprisings can catch fire. >> i think the rapidity with which it has moved should frankly be a message to russia. and mr. putin should listen carefully to ukrainians who have voiced their desire for change. so we're hoping that russian -- russia will not see this as sort of a continuation of the cold war, we don't see it that way. we do not believe this should be an east/west, russia/united states. this is not rocky iv, believe me. >> the russian prime minister today said that the opposition and the rebellion in ukraine are extremists. >> we are not looking for confrontation. but we are making it cle
in ukraine remain as very big concern. john kerry says he spokes to the russian's foreign minister. the white house briefing just a short while ago. shortly after signing the agreement, in early fashion, packing up his stuff, and disappearing. it is hard to claim you are leading a country when you advocate responsibilities and disappeared. they have been watching the development in washington, how is the cry issue going to strain the already strained relationship that the u.s. has with russia. >> that's a great question, and all along over the course of the last several days as this crisis has unfolded you have heard everyone from the president to a spokesman here at the white house from secretary kerri to his spokesperson de-emphasize this perception thatting this a cold war redo. there is undeniably this aspect to it. a number of alarms were raised bringing about very forceful statements. near ukraine on the border, secretary kerry openlien waying russia not to violate the territorial integrity or sovereignty of ukraine. that was echoed today just moments ago. and again today secretary kerr
no they keep the work, the world will be watching. >> secretary of state john kerry spoke and urged russia to work with u. is it's allies. they also addressed ukraine tonight. is following a development in washington for us, and mike, what is this delicate balance that the white house is attempting to strike here with russia. >> and secretary of state john kerry today, sovereignty in the white house as the third one. transparentsy, they want transparency on the part of russia, as it engages in some military man moves that sergei says were previously planned. but they are right on the border that has raised alarms here for the second consecutive day. we have heard secretary the kerry come right out and warn russia as did jay carney here in the white house earlier today about the sovereignty. for the days the president and on down, that somehow this is a cold war redo. in russia, but yet very close to ukraine. secretary kerry had a photo opportunity, spoke with the press, across town at the state department, just a couple of hours ago, here is what he had to stay. >> foreign minister relayed
kerry spoke the the russian foreign minister and saying we need to talk about the area together and we have lots of things to talk about, iran and syria, but we are focussed on this today and the u.s. wants to give a chance to the government in kiev and give a chance to people that just have taken the power and independence square is not burning, the u.s. wants this government to have a chance without the military intervention and without a threat to it and only then can this government focus on the extreme problems that face this country not only this unity that we are talking about politically but economically, they need 15, $20 billion by the sum tore pay the bills or defaulting and they have a lot on their hands without worried about the province to the south. >> they are going to meet with the reporters but where the viktor yanukovich? >> well, apparently the great hunt is over, indeed if it is true he's giving a press conference in southern russia. we have talked about this and looking for him, apparently according to local reports out of moscow, he escaped a southern town and ar
with uganda since the law passed. secretary of state john kerry says the u.s. needs to speak out. >> we will stand up for people's rights anywhere in the world because that's who we are in the united states of america. i think this law in uganda, the notion that somebody for being gay would be thrown into jail for 14 years or otherwise punished in other ways is disgraceful. it's contrary to fundamental basic human rights. it's also contrary to science. it's contrary to fact. >>> kerry said wednesday he was surprised to learn that 80 countries currently have laws that outlaw homosexuality. but should the u.s. suspend aid to a country because of that? for more, i am joined from washington, d.c. by dr. steven rado look at, the chief economist for usaid, the u.s. agency for international development, also a former senior of development to secretary of state hillary clinton and is the treasury for africa, the middle east and asia. he is now a professor in the practice of development at georgetown university. great to have you on the show. thanks for having us. this has to be a tough call for
responding. secretary of state john kerry warned russia that any military action in the ukraine would be a grave mistake. >> russia needs to be careful in the judgments that it makes going forward here. we are not looking for confrontation. but we are making it clear that every country should respect the territorial integrity here. the sovereignty of the ukraine, russia has said it will do that. and we think it's important that russia keeps its word. lou: the russian counterpart fireback. warning the west and in sourcing decisions upon the ukrainian government. >> t is dangerous and counterproductive to try to force upon the ukraine the choice that you are with us or against us. it has to be part of a global european family that is meaningful of the term. lou: the permian pill in slow region the opposing groups, and some cases people getting killed. two people were killed in the demonstrations and riots in more than 30 hospitalized. drawing the ukraine back into the russian sphere. and it's not likely going to allow this to go without a fight. joining s is lieutenant colonel bill co
. and obama responding. secretary of state john kerry warned russia that a military action in the ukraine wouldbe a grave mistake. >> russia needs to be careful in the judgments that it makes going forward here. we are not looking for confrontation. but we are making it lear that every country shod respect the territorial integrity here. the sovereignty of the ukraine, russia has said it will do that. and we think it's imortant that russia keeps its word. lou: the russia counterpar fireback. warng the west and in sourcing decisions upon the ukrainian government. >> t isangerous and counterproductive to try to force upon the ukraine the choice that you are with us or aginst us. it has toe part of a global ropean family that is meaningful of the term. lou: the permian pill in slow region tthe opposing groups, and some cases people getting killed. twpeople were kied in the demonstrations and riots in more than 30 hospitalized. drawing the ukraine back into the russian sphere. and it's not lely gog to allow this to go without a fight. joining s is lieutenant colonel bill collins. it's good
show "scandal," which is back tonight after its winter break. kerry washington plays olivia pope, a d.c. fixer who spends her days keeping politicians' scandal out of the headlines. >> if you get subpoenaed in front of a grand jury, you can testify as an officer of the court that i was working on my own. i didn't blackmail or threaten her. if you don't get subpoenaed, this never happened. >> it's handled. >> no matter the problem is handled. the show's a rating success and a groundbreaking series as washington is the first black woman to lead a tv drama in almost 40 years. but the show's also a social media phenomenon. when "scandal" is on, twitter is taken over by its fans. the show's cast and creator live tweet the show. joining a conversation of thousands, including celebrity fans like mary j. blige, jessica simpson, and mariah carey. in november, kerry tweeted shock and awe. just woke up and watched scandal. floored, and probably won't recover for years. she is not the only one floored with scenes like this. >> she told you there was a problem in the plan, but it was a lie. there
on twitter at kerry and dc who knew. uss on this edition of nice line it's thursday friday twenty seventh. i can think of and she and her camp the engine leaders of the ukraine have unveiled a cabinet to guide the country through a time of turmoil i say be yes and yes it was among those at the forefront of months of protests against the government of the ousted president of the attic of age now yes in europe will take over as prime minister thousands of people gathered where protesters and spent the past three months and teen's independence square demonstrators hit the streets of november after the governing council a trade deal with the european union in favor of closer ties with mine shaft. protest leaders announced a cabinet that leans toward the west the new prime minister has stated in the past as a foreign minister and as speaker of parliament. yet senior it is a close ally of former prime minister yulia tymoshenko. i didn't have hands on a sunday church enough has taken over as supreme commander of the armed forces. lawmakers will decide later on thursday but did get up to the nominee
line. it is self imposed by secretary of state john kerry. he had set that six month time line. he wants a framework in place. you talk about a framework, obviously these issues are meddlesome, nothing less than peace in the middle east has flummoxed this add as and others before it. he's going to be talking about some of these issues. obviously when netanyahu's been here in the past, almost frosty relations between barack obama and the primester. president obama talked about using the 1967 borders as a two state solution. netanyahu gave him a very stern lecture right there in the oval office. this time things have cooled down. also on the table are going to be iran's sanctions, that is obviously a sticking point, although it has calmed down at this point. the white house also announced talking about the middle east talks, secretary kerry being back and forth to the region 11 times since becoming secretary, now following this visit, the palestinian leader will be here march 17 as we near that end of april deadline to come up with a framework for an agreement for a two state solutio
situation is absolutely deplorable. noted, wery kerry have in north korea a system, a deplorable system in which every aspect of citizens lives are controlled and the government simply has no tolerance for the basic human dignity of its people. also in syria, the world witnessed with horror the chemical attack last summer in which over 1000 civilians lost their lives. this has been accompanied by policies of starvation, of conventional weapons against civilians among and basically brutal means of attacks on women and children as a means of sustaining the regime's dominance. >> by highlighting the situation , what are you hoping to achieve? john kerry said this is not just a high-minded exercise. >> is important to bear in mind the purpose of these reports which are now in her 35th year. they were crated by mandate in which the state department would assess an objective standard, in this case the ever so declaration of human rights. assess countries with which the u.s. has no diplomatic relations, we also assessed against the same standards our closest partners. >> what did your report t
to eric holder. thanks, pete. >>> secretary kerry has called his russian counterpart lavrov, russia scrambled jets along the border and gunman seized buildings in crimea, the site of the russian naval base. for the latest i'm joined by chief foreign correspondent richard engel. this is alarming to say the least. we don't know what russia's intentions are, is this diplomacy or something real? >> reporter: i'm still shocked secretary kerry used the rocky reference in his interview with you. once i've gotten past that there have been incredible developments here over the past few -- last 24 hours or so. right now they seem to be calming down slightly, better than they were this morning. what happened overnight and early today, several gunmen, maybe 30 to 50 heavily armed, some with anti-tank weapons and sniper rifles took over the parliament in crimea. they hoisted the flag and have been barricading themselves in there all day. the speaker of the crimean parliament wants to hold a referendum that would decide crimea's fate. many of ethnic russians and want to join up with russia. there
by russia in ukraine, would be a, quote, grave mistake. secretary of state john kerry urging restraint. saying, quote, this is not "rocky iv." the tough talk as russia flexed its military might today. russian president vladimir putin ordering his troops to conduct military exercises on ukraine's doorstep. >>> and from russia, next to china, tonight in the grip of an epic dome of smog. the air pollution so dire, someone said it's like a respiratory nuclear winter. abc's bob woodruff is on the ground. and he showed us how hard it is to reach clean air through all that smog. >> reporter: this is what it was like to wake up in china's capital. life inside a toxic cloud, seven-straight days. i'm looking at the sky. it's just about as polluted as i've ever seen. in fact, this is an app. this indicates the air quality index. that number is 512. the w.h.o. says 20 is what is safe. i once lived in beijing. but in these past 26 years, the pollution was never this bad. the air leaves a metallic taste in your mouth. so, we decided to head south in search of breathable air. we're pulling out of the
on military maneuvers and secretary of state kerry says russian military action in ukraine would be a grave mistake. >>> fine print, the white house is proposing sweeping changes to nutrition labels that will impact almost everything we eat. >>> plus, jay leno's big announcement. >>> a smart phone for the super secret designed to self destruct. >>> and a fascinating study uncovers what our dog's expressions really mean. good morning, everybody. vetoed, arizona's governor strikes down a controversial anti-gay bill. arizona senator john mccain and former secretary of state hillary clinton praise his decision. >> thankfully the governor of arizona has vetoed the discriminatory legislation that was passed. recognizing that inclusive leadership is really what the 21st century is all about. >> demonstrators also cheered following the governor's decision. jay gray has the story. >> reporter: after six days of protests outside the arizona state house, with the stroke of a pen jan brewer changed the chan chants to cheers, vetoing senate bill 1062, controversial religious freedoms legislation that op
. so is the u.s. secretary of state. kerry says russian intervention would be a grave mistake. russia questioned the legitimacy of the new ukrainian leadership. ukrainian security forces are on high alert. >>> more breaking news from overnight. smoke in the cabin of a delta connection flight that landed in oakland, california. the plane made it to the jetway when about 80 people who flew from l.a. had to evacuate. >> leave all your belongings and get off this aircraft. we cannot breathe back here. go. >> flight attendants also opened the emergency exits, but no slides were deployed, and everyone deplaned normally. the investigation into what caused the smoke is under way. >>> more breaking news this morning, three people are dead in a plane crash in hawaii. small plane went down last night minutes after taking off from the lanai airport. the aircraft landed in an area of brush, caught fire one mile from the runway. its remote location made rescue difficult. three other people were also injured. the victims' identities have not yet been released. >>> californians are waking up this mor
maneuvers. secretary of state kerry saying russian military action in ukraine would be a grave mistake. >>> fine pri. the white house is proposing sweeping changes to nutrition labels impacting almost everything we eat. >>> plus, retired tonight show host jay leno's big announcement. a smartphone for the super secret designed to self-destruct. and a fascinating study uncovers what our dogs' expressions really mean. it's thursday, february 27th. "early today" starts right now. >>> very good morning to you. i'm richard lui. we're going to start with breaking news out of hawaii this hour. small private plane crashing moments after taking off from an airport on the island of maui last night. officials saying three people were killed, and three were injured. two critically. they believe everyone has been accounted for, no word yet on the cause there. we'll continue to watch that on nbc. >>> back on the mainland, drought stricken california finally getting a double blast of rain with possible flooding on the way too. heavy showers in the san francisco bay area knocked down trees and caused p
't want them out of school for suspensions. >> kerri is going to talk about the specifics on the sheet that you have received. >> thank you. >> good evening, superintendent, and commissioners my name is kerri and i am the restorative practices program administrator, and a couple of documents that you have and one is more in depth outline of a draft time line, and that we have put together, and based on the request of the last meeting, and just to paint the picture as to what our thinking is currently in regard to moving forward with coming together, to think through how we are going to develop this implementation roll out plan. and so i would like to walk you through the one page, and colored chart. and that outline the plan and there are a lot of details in the other document that you can refer to. and but ultimately, what we are thinking that would be extremely helpful is to develop a couple of oversight teams in regard to the accountability of this resolution moving forward and so, what we would like is to develop an sfusd oversight team and that will be comprised of the various and
kerry asking for an immediate and comprehensive study on how tar sands oil would affect health. on wednesday, both whitehouse and boxer said health impact of tar sands oil are being ignored. >> we need to clearly understand that as tar sands oil flows to our gulf coast refineries, it will increase toxic pollution that already travels here. >> it is important we make this decision with our eyes wide open to the health effects, to the climate effects, and not just take at gospel parts of a report. >> meanwhile, there are also growing concerns about the quality of the xl pipeline itself. i mean the physical pipeline itself. is it any good? when i was in nebraska, i spoke with a man named byron seskel. if the pipeline is approved it's going to run right through his land. he gave us i thought a very interesting illustration of the pipeline. >> this goes through your land, doesn't it? >> yes. it goes across my property, splits it right in half, 1.2 miles. my visual aid is this is how big the pipeline is, only it is not this thick. it is 0.478, something of that, and it's made in indi
with ukraine. >>> secretary of state john kerry says the u.s. is prepared to offer the new ukraine government $1 billion in loan guarantees but he says russia must not get the wrong idea about american involvement in the ukrainian uprising. >> we are hoping that russia is not seeing this as sort of a continuation of the cold war. we do not see it that way. we do not believe this should be an east-west, russia-united states. this is not rocky iv, believe me we do not see it that way. >> introduced today as the main protest camp in kiev. tim friend is in ukrainian capitol. >> in a freezing independence square the politicians have been forces to consult the -- forced to consult the people who believe they achieved a revolution in ukraine. for those pitching to be part of a new ukraine, yetsenyuk, and yulia tymoshenko's fatherland party. >> this way people feel united. >> we believe maidan fulfilled its role. people need to fulfill their interests. we have to stand for what we want, and they act according to their wishes. that's how we'll get the future that we want. >> if anyone thought that fol
as prime minister today. secretary of state john kerry says the u.s. is formulating a $1 billion loan guarantee for the ukraine. kerry also warned against intervention by russia. kiev inlcote is in independence square last night. he filed this report. >> welcome to kiev's independence square, a place that nearly a week after the ousting of former president yanukovych remains the center of power in this country. that is something that is very much on display today in independence square. on the stage, the politicians have come to present their candidates for the country's new government. to receive the people's blessing. distrust of politicians in this country runs very deep even when it comes to those politicians that were in the opposition to yanukovych that stood with the protesters here just a week ago. when you look around independence square, you quickly realize that the real power in kiev today is here with the people on the square. a constituency of maybe tens of thousands in a country of 45 million. who is calling the shots? right here, as far as i can tell, it looks like it i
the german plag, the u.s. flag, the secretary of state john kerry is going to be making a statement together with the visiting foreign minister of germa germany. presumably they'll be speaking about what's going on in ukraine right now and serious fears here in the united states, potentially. let's hope it doesn't happen, the russians could intervene militarily in their neighboring country of ukraine. we'll monitor what the secretary of state and german foreign minister have to say once they start speaking. standby, we'll go to the state department. in the meantime check other news we're monitoring. attorney general eric holder in a washington, d.c. hospital right now. he was taken there earlier today after feeling faint. he also had shortness of breath. moments ago the white house press secretary jay carney talked about holder's health in the white house briefing. >> got anything to say about the attorney general being hospitalized, the president made aware? >> the president has been made aware. and i think the department of justice has put out a statement that as a precaution when he felt
tours by russian ships. does it, cold war? secretary john kerry said yesterday, "this is not rocky iv ." don't you love that face? seriously, that seems to be the international response. >> this is something everyone was very concerned about in terms of the russian speaking population. it was part of russia until about 1954 come of the soviet union. and the concern is with ninkovich on, where will you have the russian speaking population feeling under siege? --you mentioned, we want to they are saying they want to rejoin russia. were talking over the break about the sphere of influence that russia is trying to protect. and that has been a long-term story. there was an interesting claim about syria. >> this goes back to international relations. are we trying to redo the soviet bloc? simple as putin wanting a russian bloc? look at what has happened with the expansion of nato, they very much believe there is a western effort and a nato-led effort to break apart its sphere of influence. >> can i ask a dumb question? why is no oil moved? >> there is really no oil in the story. many are con
the united states today. telling secretary of state john kerry, that russia vows to respect the integrity of ukraine. they will not start an armed conflict. u.s. officials say they remain watchful. >>> and back here at home, police are celebrating a victory against organized car thieves. a multimillion-dollar international ring of carjackers, hauled in and arrested today. and this gang is accused of stealing luxury cars and suvs and selling them overseas. abc's gio benitez shows us why dangerous carjacking is on the rise in america. >> reporter: watch how quickly it can happen. a carjacker pulls a gun on a man, in front of his house. demanding his car keys. to drive off with the victim's mercedes. and just before christmas, a carjacker killed justin friedland, right in front of his wife at the mall, to take his luxury mall. it's what authorities are calling a carjacking epidemic. and today, police broke up a sophisticated carjacking ring. accused of swiping more than $8 million worth of high-end cars. even allegedly pistol-whipping some of their victims. more than two dozen people in jail
to have their own way. > has won support of the kiev. an protesters in secretary of state john kerry says the u.s. is formulating a loan guarantee to the country. kerry also warned against any russian intervention. and investors are punishing r.b.s. it has posted its biggest loss since getting a government bailout in 2008. they have plans to shrink their government investing business and overseas operations. now lego's results have come out. david tweeth tweed is at the company's h.q. in denmark. good to see you. >> guy, they have just been handed to me, these results. what we see is once again lego is powering ahead with an increase in sales of 11%. i'm going to give it to you in u.s. dollars to about $4.5 u.s. dollars. a little bit of a showdown from last year 25rks% increase in sales but extremely respectable when you consider that the global toy market has been either slightly declining or has been flat in some markets. they have increased sales in all markets and what they are aiming to do and continuing to say they can do is continue to make market share. let me give you the net pr
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secretary of state john kerri introduced his department annual human rights report with an urgent message globally 2013 was a bad year for human rights. >> the struggle for rights and dignity couldn't be more relevant to what we are seeing transpire across the globe. are also places where government deny basic rights. topping the report, the government use of chemical weapons on it's own people. hundreds were murdered in the dead of night, when a disaster occurred at the hands of a dictator. to effect the air with poisonous gas. >> also pointed to new details on the extent of north korea's abuses. reports of people have been executed, summarily, and fired at by artillery. fired out by anti-aaron craft weapons. tens of thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against the power -- to demonstrate, again, the power of people to be able to demand a more democratic and accountable governance and to stand up even against those who would sniper from rooms and take their lives in the effort to have their voices heard. so there are plenty of examples of places that choose a different road. he e
heard it from defense secretary chuck hagel, secretary of state john kerry and jay carney. the message verbatim. do not send russian troops into the ukraine and the u.s. will be watching. this is all as violence broke out on the streets of the ukraine today. today, pa frightening taste of worse-case scenario for the ukraine, the country divided among ethnic lines. adding to the tension, russian warplanes placed on high alert and russian troops mobilizing for military exercises right along the ukraine eastern border. with the obama administration increasingly concerned about russian's intentions, president obama issued a stern warning. >> i urged him not to take any steps that could be miss interpreted. >> a time of great tension. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry said that in a phone call today, russian foreign minister sergey lavrov assured him the exercises are not related to the ukraine. but he cautioned -- >> statements are statements. words are words. we have all learned that it's actions and the follow-on choices that make the greatest difference. >> reporter: so if russ
released it's annual global report. john kerry described the war as a human rights calamity. he also announced the creation of a task force to combat antigay. >> we are seeing new laws like the antihomosexualty bill, and signed into law by president earlier this week. which not only makes criminals of people for who they are, but punishes those who defend the human rights that are our universal birthright. >> these laws contribute to a global friend of rising violence. and discrimination against lgbt persons and their supporters. and they are in a front to every reasonable conscience in the united states will continue to stand with our lgbt brothers and sisters as we stand up for freedom, for justice, for equal rights. >> rosalyn jordan has more from washington, d.c. such as the press, or restrictions on the press. the freedom of the people to assemble and to make their grievances or rather the crack down on people who are trying to make their complaints known to their governments as well as the on going human rights violations against vulnerable populations. but this year's report i
secretary of state john kerry warning russia against military intervention saying any kind of military intervention that would violate sovereign territorial integrity of ukraine would be a huge, a grave mistake. ukraine's ousted president currently in russia saying he still considers himself ukraine's leader. time to bring in a former congressman from kansas and attorney for former ukrainian leader yulia tymoshenko. >> good to see you. >> this is heating up now. is russia listening to secretary of state john kerry? >> i don't think russia wants instability on its border in ukraine any more than the united states or european union. there's common interest to stabilize the situation in ukraine. that means this new government has to be committed to unt, reconciling different factions in the country and they have to be committed to freedom and democracy. i hope they are. >> it's interesting because you have a lot of experience having traveled to ukraine on many occasions. but my question to you is if putin was on the same page as the united states, why would he put these troops there? >> t
this ridow of fighter jets training. secretary of state john kerry says putin claims the drills have nothing to do with ukraine. secretary kerry says he is asking the russians to let ukrainian make their own doeses. >> i talked to the foreign minister and we talked about the transition and the events in ukraine and the region, and i asked specifically that russia work with the united states and with our friends and allies in order to support ukraine, to rebuild unity, security, and a healthy economy. >> but there is no sign of unity just yet in ukraine. witnesses say heavily armed men stormed government building in the southern part of ukraine and raised a russian flag in crime -- crimea. >> war games along the border. what do you make of it? >> it's intimidation by the russian government these war games are meant to send a new government in kiev that it better not drift far from the russian orbit, and you pat together with president yanukovych is in russia, and what you also reported, the storming of parliamently building and russian flags. this is russian trying to make sure that it both p
near ukraine, secretary of state kerry talked on the phone to the foreign minister in moscow. who he said reyou a firmed russian president putin's promise to respect ukraine's borders. >> we believe that everybody now needs to step back and avoid any kind of provocations. >> reporter: but vladimir putin is also making clear russia is capable of invading ukraine. in 2008 russia did invade another neighboring nation, georgia. and last week's bloody protests in ukraine's capital kiev were a setback for russia prompting the national parliament to oust ukraine's pro russian president, viktor yanukovych. today near the big russian naval base that's in southern ukraine, pro russian army mob seized a government building and an anti-russian mob protested the. ukraine is dangerously divided and in financial crisis. defense secretary hagel warned moscow. >> i urged them not to take any steps that could be misinterpreted. >> reporter: putin's shove force by his navy, his air force and his ground forces despite putin's promise not interfere in ukraine is the biggest russian military move since th
ask me, i'll be happy to run. >> nick shifrin, in kiev, secretary of state john kerry spoke with russia's foreign minister and asked for the ukraine to work with its allies. mike viqueria is following the developments. mike, what is the balance in attempting to trying with russia? >> tony, you can see a level of alarm, concern, rhetoric, picked up a level over the last 24 to 48 hours. for one, the situation you just described in the crimeaan peninsula and the russian military exercises outside the ukraine within russian territory. we heard talking about the territorial sovereignty of the ukraine, the accepting of those principles. meeting with the german foreign minister, and secretary kerry related part of his conversation with sergey lavrov. >> secretary of state laivesecrt the military exercise which has been conducted is not related to the ukraine and was previously scheduled but also important reaffirmed president putin's statement that russia will respect the territorial integrity of ukraine. good also a top priority among russia, the united states and the eu is econom
. >>> there is one more witness scheduled in the impaired driving trial of kerry kennedy. closing arguments and the jury may begin deliberating. yesterday was an emotional day for the daughter of robert f. kennedy and her family as we hear from abc's mara schiavocampo. >> reporter: testifying in her own defense in her drug driving trial, normally private, kerry kennedy, opened up about her very public family. in in answering the defense's initial questions, the 54-year-old described her upbringing. affectionately referring to her father, the late robert f. kennedy, as, quote, daddy. also talking about her farther's assassination, saying, quote, i have ten brothers and sisters. my mother raised us because my father died when i was 8. he was killed when he was running for president. kennedy's 85-year-old mother ethel, who rarely makes public appearances, her sister and three daughters were also in court. now the third day of trial is over, now a single misdemeanor count of driving while impaired, kennedy says in july of 2012 she accidentally took a prescription sleep pill with her breakfast i
is the secretary of state, john kerry has been doing so. so, too, has chuck hagel, the secretary of defense. all making very loud and clear and public statements that they are watching. that they are concerned and that they want this to all be resolved peacely. russia is bound by treaty that it signed with other nations when ukraine first became independent after the fall of the soviet union. voluntarily gave up its nuclear arsenal. russia is bound by treaty, not to intervene in ukraine. so that is the legal basis that people are hoping will be respected. >> christiane amanpour, appreciate your insight this morning. thanks so much. >>> also new this morning, tensions are rising along the korean peninsula. south korea says its communist neighbor to the north, north korea, has fired four short-range missiles into the east sea. north korea has been protesting joint military drills that are now being conducted by the united states and south korea. >>> a routine flight from los angeles to oakland ended with a quick evacuation in almost complete darkness for passengers and crew aboard a delta sky west
for protection. secretary of state john kerry's warning russia not to make a, quote, grave mistake by sending troops to ukraine. >>> meanwhile, pro-russian forces are taking a stand in the important region of crimea. clarissa ward is there where a new troop took control. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. russian news agencies are reporting that viktor yanukovych, the ousted president, may already be in moscow, that he's being granted refuge by the russian government after he claimed that his life was in danger from extremists. he also said that he is still the legitimate president of ukraine. meanwhile, in the south of the country, in the important crimea region, a tense armed standoff continues. there was chaos and confusion in crimea this morning after armed gunmen took over regional government buildings and flew the russian flag. "nobody knows what's going on inside at the moment," this man said. "we only saw the building being taken over, some 30 fully armed people ran inside." the events came on the heels of clashes yesterday between pro-russian demonstrators an
john kerry is going to have difficult fi in explaining america's position when it comes to equal rights. >> josh, these things get pushed in the republican legislatures by the ted cruz wing of republicanism, which is number one, we don't care about the party. number two, we just want to cast this vote. we don't care. we would like to win, but if we don't win, it's important for us to cast this vote saying we want this. how is anyone going to be able to suppress that in the republican legislatures? >> i think it's happened in arizona right now. i think you're seeing in ohio, the bill that was proposed has been withdrawn by its sponsors. there are certain things that have tremendous grassroots energy behind them on the right. where there's resistance, business group, certain national politicians like mitt romney trying to push the party to the center on this issue. in some cases you get a lot of pu pushback. i think there's a real distinction to be drawn in arizona. people look at sb-1070, the anti-immigration bill. why did she veto this but sign that. sb-1070 is popular in arizona. she's
several years away. today will likely be the final day of testimony in the drugged driving trial of kerry kennedy. the ex-wife of gov. andrew cuomo and daughter of the late sen. robert f. kennedy says she accidentally ingested sleeping pill overtook her senses without warning. that led to a wild drive on a new york freeway. a drive she cannot recall. she doesn't remember swerving into a tractor- trailer and blowing a tire. if convicted, kennedy could lose her license, and spend up to a year in jail. and federal investigators are now looking into whether general motors acted quickly enough. with their latest recall. g-m recalled 1-point-6 million older-model small cars it's trying to fix faulty ignition switches linked to crashes that led to 13- deaths. documents apperently show g-m knew about the problem ten years ago. the recall affects some older models of the pontiac solstice and saturn sky sports cars. the saturn ion. chevy h-h-r s-u-v, chevy cobalt and pontiac g- 5. a controversial bill passed in arizona. will not become law. andrew spencer reports the governor responded to the legis
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met with secretary of state john kerry and joked about his political thriller. >> i had to fake it for argo. i get to do the real thing, here. >> today he said there is a window of opportunity to take action there. celebrities are spotted lobbying for a cause near and dear to them. ashley judd pushed congress on hiv research and environment. and even elmo from sesame street asked lawmakers to support music programs in american schools. >> there are too many issues to expect people are going to focus on the range of important dates. >> if their celebrity can advance a cause, they're going to take advantage of the spotlight. abc news, washington. >> well parents of a 5-year-old boy in connecticut are demanding answers after his son was taken from school by the great grandfather of another student. the man told officials he didn't realize he had the wrong child until he got home he brought the boy back the family says they have no reason to believe the child was harmed but still, a lot of questions remain. >> he hasn't said a lot about it. very, very scared. the day of, once he got
. secretary of state kerry said late today that it would be "a grave mistake" for russia to send troops into neighboring ukraine. last weekend the ukrainian president was toppled by violent protests. today, russia unexpectedly mobilized troops near the border in what it calls a training exercise. clarissa ward is in the ukrainian capital kiev. >> reporter: tonight, ukraine's opposition leaders chose independence square, the center of the revolution, to introduce the country's new government. to booing from some of the crowd. parliament must ratify the new ministers tomorrow, but for some there were too many familiar faces on stage. katerina is a 27-year-old teacher. >> people are angry. especially these days, people are very angry. >> reporter: ukraine's ousted president, viktor yanukovych, fled the capital five days ago, following a week of violence in which 80 protesters were killed. now, the country is trying to move forward, but it won't be easy. ukraine is almost bankrupt. it needs $35 billion over the next two years. so far, russia has refused to recognize the country's new leader
-cabrera in kiev. >> late today, u.s. secretary of state john kerry said the u.s. is considering a $1 billion in loan guarantees to ukraine, but no decision has been made yet. >>> still ahead, j.c. penney says it expects sales and gross profits to improve this year. but is it enough to turn investor sentiment? >>> some positive news from j.c. penney after the market closed today and investors seemed to be encouraged enough to buy the stock at least for now. after the the bell, the struggling retailer reported a loss of 68 cents a share, but that was a lot less than analysts estimates. sales rose 2% to $3.8 billion, but that was below wall street forecasts. j.c. penney says it expects sales and gross margins to improve in 2014. and that's one reason shares initially jumped as much as 10% in after-hours trading. but j.c. penney isn't in the clear. courtney reagan has more on the challenges ahead and what some analysts are advising investors to do with the stock. >> reporter: j.c. penney seems to garner an outsize amount of attention every earnings season for the past few years. and with good re
com sized usa. you can follow me on twitter at kerry and dc who knew. uss on this edition of nice line it's thursday friday twenty seventh. i can think of and she and her camp the engine leaders of the ukraine have unveiled a cabinet to guide the country through a time of turmoil i say be yes and yes it was among those at the forefront of months of protests against the government of the ousted president of the attic of age now yes in europe will take over as prime minister thousands of people gathered where protesters and spent
'r >>> latest celebrities bringing their star power to capitol hill. oscar winner ben affleck met wi john kerry today. he plans to testify to raise the issue of the congo. and seth rogan testified for alzehimer's disease funding after opening up about his mother-in-law's battle with the disease. >>> new fallout for target stores after that major security breach that had an impact on $40 million customers. target announced that its all-important fourth-quarter profits were down more than 40%. that includes black friday and holiday sales. the company says the breach scared away a lot of their customers. >>> a lucky break for a guy in new york. he went to a buffalo area store last month, he wanted to buy his favorite scratchoff lottery tickets. he bought seven, but the clerk accidentally handed him eight. when he realized the mistake he handed one back but after winning $25 he went back and bought another scratchoff and that was the one that hit the jackpot to the tune of $10 million! he's quit his job already and he promised his mom a trip to see her family in poland. >>> you ever had a dog that
without having people bug me. >> okay. good reason. >> and then kerry said, the cat woke me up and wanted food. i ate left over valentines candy. >> you know what? we have this other cat tweet from michael who wrote restless cabin fever, bored, chimney climbing cat screaming in my face. please god, where is frank? we still have time to go. cats are very popular. anyway that, is thursday edition of "way too early," thanks, gang. they all like my outfit, too. "morning joe" starts right now. >> all right. good morning, everybody. it's thursday. almost friday february 27th. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set, we have msnbc contributor mike barnicle. hi, mike. you look very nice today. >> thank you very much. >> the chair of deutch, incorporated, donny deutch. >> i'm not happy that thomas roberts stole my look. >> thomas looks good today. here comes thomas. look at that. just talking about the look, thomas. >> you're killing that suit, man. >> he has the walk of this floor, if it was lit up, he could do. >> i think it does, actually. >> wow! >> right up until that point.
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